- Jul 21, 2006
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Word has it dayjets is done today...all airplanes moving to galveston. Surprised? given the recent article in USAtoday about their jets
At least they compensated their pilots well, unlike other startups with much larger aircraft.
I sure hate to hear this, not only for the employees but also for the business model itself. It was a bold plan and I commend them for attempting it, sadly though, their timing could not have been much worse and this is a very unforgiving industry.
I never said that the compensation was "generous".Do you think paying jet pilots $50K per year is generous? I don't - regardless of the QOL (and the ability to live in very expensive Florida dayports - Boca ain't cheap).
It was a bold plan. The problem that I saw was that they did not advertise to the public whatsoever. And I mean zero marketing. Most folks who would utilize their services and increase their load factor knew nothing about them.Actually, it wasn't a bold plan but rather a stupid plan. I'm not the least bit surprised. I hate to see people lose their jobs, but having a tool like Oz running the place what would you expect?
Not operating the the most charter intensive areas of the U.S. (NY, NJ, DC, IL, OH, TX, and CA) was an incredibly bad tactical blunder from day one.
Rule number one of business charter:
Go where the business IS.
I'm truly sorry for everyone who lost their jobs.
Actually, it wasn't a bold plan but rather a stupid plan. I'm not the least bit surprised. I hate to see people lose their jobs, but having a tool like Oz running the place what would you expect?